At least 27 people, including 18 children, have been killed. Reports indicate that most of the children were of kindergarten age. They never stood a chance once a gunman entered their classrooms and indiscriminately opened fire.
Many of our readers have children, and most of us are engaging in conversations with family and friends about the horrific shootings.
This morning, parents in Newton dropped their kids off at school like any normal day, expecting to see them when the Friday afternoon dismissal bell rang.
We, like most of you, can’t begin to imagine what these parents and relatives of the deceased are going through now.
No sense can be made from a senseless event such as this.
There is nothing that can prevent a psychotic breakdown such as the one the shooter must have experienced prior to entering this school. We will never be able to stop random acts of violence, because they are, in most instances, impossible to predict.
The White House has already issued a statement on the events in Newtown: Read more....